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Covid-19: GPs can't get results of tests carried out at drive-through centres.

Published on May 11, 2020in BMJ27.604
· DOI :10.1136/BMJ.M1875
Gareth Iacobucci10
Estimated H-index: 10
Abstract
General practices have been left without access to many thousands of covid-19 test results for their patients carried out at drive-through centres in England. The centres, whose logistics are being handled by the private company Deloitte, have conducted hundreds of thousands of covid-19 tests as part of “pillar 2” of the government’s testing programme. The government said when it launched the scheme in March that results would be linked to patients’ GP medical records and shared with practices and local authorities. But GPs are reporting that this has not happened. Helen Salisbury, a GP in Oxford, said, “We have no access to testing information for our patients at all. It’s a real restriction on families. A large proportion of cases have been in the community, yet GPs have been totally left out of the …
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